Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Nadia Prupis is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 3:45pm
As Candidates Spar on Immigration, Rights Groups Sue for Answers
A coalition of human rights groups has filed a lawsuit to find out just how much the U.S. State Department is paying the government of Mexico to stop migrants and refugees from reaching the U.S. border. The lawsuit was filed by the Los Angeles-based Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law,...
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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 12:15pm
In Fact, Argue Experts, Sanders' Medicare-for-All Numbers "Do Add Up"
During Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate, Hillary Clinton criticized Bernie Sanders' proposal for a "Medicare for All" healthcare program, stating, "the numbers just don't add up." "A respected health economist said that these plans would cost a trillion dollars more a year," Clinton...
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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 9:45am
World Powers Reach 'On Paper' Cessation of Hostilities in Syria
World powers on Friday agreed to a plan for a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria, to begin next week, which would allow humanitarian aid to reach besieged civilians but would not stop military action against extremist groups in the region. If approved, the deal between the 17 countries comprising...
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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 1:15pm
NYPD Used Cell Phone Spying Tools Over 1,000 Times Since 2008: NYCLU
The New York Police Department (NYPD) has used the covert cell phone spying devices known as Stingrays more than 1,000 times since 2008, including for the investigation of low-level crimes and typically without a warrant, the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) revealed on Thursday. "If carrying...
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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:00am
'Justice is Priceless': DOJ Sues Ferguson Over Refusal to Change Discriminatory Policies
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday filed a civil lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, less than a day after the city rejected an agreement to reform its discriminatory criminal justice system. Ferguson's black residents still face " ongoing and pervasive " civil rights violations,...
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 2:30pm
Amid Flint Water Crisis, Obama Wants to Gut Public Water Funds
President Barack Obama's 2017 budget , released Tuesday, includes a proposal to cut more than a third of a billion dollars from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) state water funding program, just weeks after the president declared a state of emergency over Flint, Michigan's water...
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 10:30am
With Support Across Voting Blocs, Sanders Makes History in New Hampshire
Bernie Sanders made history on Tuesday night as the senator won the crucial New Hampshire primary by a landslide over Hillary Clinton, his rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, giving his campaign a critical boost as the U.S. presidential election starts to pick up speed. Sanders took...
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 8:30am
Caving to Coal Interests, Supreme Court Blocks Key Climate Action
In a startling ruling Tuesday night, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to lower greenhouse gas emissions, pending resolution of a last-gasp lawsuit filed against the initiative by the coal industry. Voting 5-4, the justices ordered the Obama administration not to...
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
New Hampshire Turnout Looks Huge as Nation Awaits First Primary Results
New Hampshire voters are heading the ballot box for the first-in-the-nation presidential primary on Tuesday, with record turnouts reported across the state throughout the day and half a million Granite State residents predicted to cast votes. Polls close statewide at 7pm EST. Bernie Sanders scored...
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 12:45pm
Varoufakis Leads European Left to Reclaim Democracy from "Authoritarian Technocrats"
Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Tuesday announced the launch of a pan-European progressive movement to "democratize" the continent and promote alternatives to austerity and authoritarianism. Along with pro-democracy allies from across the continent, Varoufakis—known for his candid...
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